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Nehemiah, the young son of a Jewish woman, a weaver from Jerusalem, is born and raised among the Jews who didn't return to Jerusalem from the Exile. Educated by Rabbi Kagba, one of the magi present at Jesus' birth thirty years earlier, Nehemiah grows up with the expectation of a soon-coming Messiah. Could the Yeshua of Nazareth, who is walking the earth, reportedly doing miracles, be that Messiah?

When young Nehemiah must travel the long caravan road to Jerusalem, he is charged with an unusual mission - to carry a mysterious object back to the holy city of Jerusalem...an object whose reappearance heralds the Messiah's arrival.

Nehemiah arrives in Jerusalem just as the final events of Jesus' earthly ministry are coming to a climax: The Feast of Dedication, the Triumphal Entry, the last cleansing of the Temple, and culminating at the Last Supper in the Upper Room. Only Nehemiah understands the true sacrifice that is to come as he makes the cup worthy of his Savior.

©2014 Zondervan (P)2014 Zondervan

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  • Marva
  • Gaithersburg, MD, United States
  • 11-24-14

Nehemiah

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. An eye-opener and another level of knowledge of Jesus' mission; another level of knowledge of those who loved and served him, and another level of the activities of the times. It's a great book!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nehemiah. Because the Lord was with him his entire life.

Have you listened to any of Tom O'Malley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I've not, but I enjoyed his soothing voice.

If you could rename Take This Cup, what would you call it?

Nehemiah.

Any additional comments?

Great Book!

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LOVE this book!

What made the experience of listening to Take This Cup the most enjoyable?

The reader of the book brought the story to life. Brock & Brodie Thoene have written an excellent story. They truly bring to life what it might have been like to be in Jerusalem during Jesus's time.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it made me laugh and cry. But hearing of Jesus's final days. The writers and reader made it seem like I was there. Knowing what was to come for Jesus.. I was overwhelmed.

Any additional comments?

Get this book!! You won't be disapointed!!

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An Inspiration

A beautiful story of the heart leading one to a greater love of God. The bravery of the young boy Nehemiah and his journey, inspires the listener to read God's word with true reverence and to seek to know Him and draw closer to Him in the sure knowledge that He loves us more than anyone else.

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Excellent story once again!

I feel the same way as I did about the first Jerusalem Chronicles book, ‘When Jesus Wept,’ with one exception. The narrator for the previous book was superb. But this one is still an insightful and worthy listen.

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Finer biblical details are great!

The subtlety of the story truly wraps you up and carries you along. The story has many fine details connecting the Tanak and Renewed Covenant seamlessly embedded into the story that most will miss. I thoroughly enjoyed this book which brought me to tears in many ways. Things you think are tragedy end up being joyous in the end, just as the crucifixion is.

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Phenomenal portraits

Amazing book of tears and great joy!!! It was incredibly well written and believable. The parts of the gospel inserted seemed to come alive in a new way. Yet there was a new beautiful story involved. Highly recommend it!!!

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Simply beautiful

This is a beautiful story. I don't usually give reviews, but I couldn't pass on this review.

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WOW

I have a better idea of what life was like in the times of our dear Messiah. You will come to love the young boy Nehemiah. Is there another book in this series?

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Sleepy

The story itself is very good, a fictional account of a very real event that has great meaning to me as a Christian. The narrator just sounds so bored as he reads that I had a hard time engaging.

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Cup bearer

a beautiful portrayal of our Lord Jesus and the meaning of the cup of suffering he drank for us.

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  • Mishah Ness
  • 02-26-18

Insight in a very enjoyable way

Master story tellers offering spiritual, cultural and historical insight. I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it

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  • Tobi Ruth White
  • 07-19-17

good story, but not well read

I love these authors but because of the monotone readying and voice that didn't seem to match the characters I didn't get caught up in the story as much